The BIA reports it has been requested by Maritime Safety Queensland to advise its members displaying recreational boats at the upcoming Brisbane Boat Show that an audit of compliance with the Australian Builders Plate (ABP) will be conducted during the show. The audit is part of an ongoing program MSQ is conducting to raise awareness of and confirm compliance with the ABP standard and regulations.
MSQ is reminding all exhibitors that to offer a boat for sale, including displaying a boat at a show or similar event, the boat should be compliant with the technical requirements of the ABP, including displaying an appropriate plate.
The ABP addresses key safety criteria including buoyancy, flotation, loading and powering, for which a boat is required to have been assessed against the standard by way of calculation or testing, as relevant.
BIA Members who have questions or concerns about ABP compliance for boats they build or retail, should contact BIA for advice and support in reviewing the requirements, as soon as possible.
The BIA Member Services team will be at the Brisbane Boat Show to offer assistance in regard to ABP matters as required.
For further information, please contact Nik Parker at email@example.com or on 0488 0697 274.